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Catfish Dewey's
Catfish Dewey's

Catfish Dewey's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catfishdeweys.com/
  • Phone: (954) 566-5333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Seating for groups of 20 to 30 available in private room.
  • Private Party Contact: Dewey (954) 566-5333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop 100 feet to the south of Catfish Deweys.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to parking on our own property additional parking is available as directed by the parking lot director stationed on the south side of our building. He also can provide umbrellas in rainy weather for your use.
A word from Catfish Dewey's
We are a full-service family owned and operated restaurant established in 1984. We are dedicated to offering the finest seafood available for the best value. Our specialty is farm raised catfish, but our menu is quite diverse. We have a variety of all-you-can-eat specials like shrimp, stone crab, ribs as well as generous traditional portion meals.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is always consistent and excellent. A great selection of seafood and plentiful servings."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I am always coming back for the seafood. The Early Bird Specials are great. I had fried oyster and my wife had the Mahi. The food is good and I like the relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We go here all the time because the food and service is always great. Must use Open Table reservation because the place is always packed. They seem to turn tables quickly because the service is so attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I arrived for my reservation early. .. all others had to wait. I was seated immediately and the hostess knew it was my first time because of the info I put on open table. The servers were very friendly. The food was hot ahs Tay. Can't wait to choke back! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "You can't get better car fish anywhere in the USA and you can get al you can eat. Those who don't like cat fish have other reasonable entries."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great place if you want to stuff your face with crayfish or crab. They have different all you can eat on certain days at a great price. Service was wonderful, full attention from the host to the waitstaff. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The best southern seafood around. Everything is so good. Very good desserts as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went for the early bird special. The four of us all enjoyed the entries. Average portions for price and tasty. The place as busy and a bit noisy. Parking was a problem, there isn't enough. We parked accross the street in an abandoned gas station."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very accommodating servers. Excellent, fresh seafood. Fried shrimp are plump and lightly battered, snow crab legs are "other-worldly delicious" and a wee bit pricey for this place at $32.99 (all u can eat), and the sides, from grits to collard greens to rice are all good! Baskets of fresh baked hushpuppies are set down upon arrival. Go before 6:00 for the early bird - very big portions! A real old Florida experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is the kind of food that you expect in a prime location with a great view in a tourist spot--ridiculously large menu, all of it mediocre at best. Soggy french fries, lots of fried food. A place with line cooks and no chef where you want to pick very simple dishes. Lots of food at a pretty low price. BUT this place has no view. Avoid if you are a foodie."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Catfish Dewey's is... the Bomb Diggity. It's great for lunch and even greater for dinner. Love the Menu, love the ambiance. I totally forgot I was in Florida; it felt like I was out in the Bayous (And I mean that in the best possible way). Service is great; really appreciate that we didn't wait an eternity to be served, which is great when fooding a hungry toddler. All in all, great experience, and will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Been coming her for many years. Always good food. Fresh, good service and you never go home hungry. The staff is great and the food is always perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "OMG!! what a vibrant and awesooooooome place!! I lived in NY and this place ROCKS!! Thanks OPENTABLE for having them on your list of restaurant. Will definitely do this again!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It was great that we had reservations, because there was an hour wait on a Monday night. We got right in. However, the server was awful, which ruined the entire experience. We ordered two appetizers, which were not brought until after the salads. The cat fish was ok. The only way I'd recommend this place is if you really like catfish and fried food. I go because my father in law likes it."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It may not be fancy,but the food is always fresh . They have a great early bird special. If you are looking for fresh seafood this is the place for you."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My wife and were visiting Fort Lauderdale for a few days and checked open table reviews for a good seafood restaurant. VERY HAPPY we went to Catfish Dewey's. Very friendly atmosphere with regular folks running the place. ( I mean that in a good way! ) It's nothing fancy or chic but the quality of the food with fair prices makes up for that. If you're looking for ultra modern or south beach chic this is not your place. If you want a tasty meal with good portions go here. If I lived in Florida I would be here regularly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Looking for a great seafood joint but don't want to spend your whole paycheck on it? Go to Catfish Dewey's. Delicious catfish (of course), scallops, shrimp, oysters, Florida lobster,stone crabs, fish, all in big portions at reasonable prices, and free hushpuppies. This is a real down home type place. Nothing fancy so don't dress up. Just good seafood at great prices! Every night is a different "all you can eat" special. Go before 6:30 or you'll be waiting in line."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "A bit of a dive, but the food is always good. Fresh shrimp, yummy scallops, good oysters, all served with great cole slaw and hush puppies. Friendly service."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A catfish restaurant, plain and simple. The neighborhood is not the best however there is ample attended parking."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "All you can eat catfish is terrific and great value for money, We have been going there for 30+ years when we come down from Canada."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "ordered the jumbo all you can eat stone crabs which is a little pricey but i did enjoy it. . very fresh, always kept coming, great attitude in service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed our visit to Catfish Dewey's while in Ft Lauderdale. A highlight if our trip. Some of the best food, ever, and a definite return spot for us when in the area!! Catfish is terrific."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Lived in south Florida for 5 years and always went to Catfish Deweys. Great specials and awesom seafood! Live in North Florida and make it down to South Florida several times a year and ALWAYS make it Catfish Deweys. Don't Miss the opportunity for some very good seafood."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A good place to go to once, the food was just ok. It has been in business a long time, and is what it is. Something to experience Once, the cat fish is good and the hush puppies are good. Probably will go back next year, once more."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "If you are looking for fresh Florida catch, then you have come to the right spot!! Very good selection of fish and if you don't like that you will still find other options. Service is good and the checkered tablecloths are our favorite!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This place is great to get you fix for for southern style seafood. We started with the fried mushrooms and stuffed jalapeno peppers - both freshly prepared - not prepacked, not frozen. Meals come with your choice of slaw or salad and potato and did I mention HUSHPUPPIES. They feature all-you-can-eat specials and prepare the seafood fried, grilled or blackened. And be prepared to take home leftovers - the portions are huge!! I'm from the Midwest and can honestly say that the catfish is probably the best that I've ever had. I'm also weary of ordering fried shrimp - but not here - they were big and hand-breaded on site. And the desserts - fantastic - especially the peanut butter stack. Our server, Delores, was great and and attentive."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Been going here since it opened! Still great food and staff!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "If this place didn't have the best down home seafood, it would be just another restaurant, but oh my my. It doesn't matter what you order...it is all that good! Hush puppies are a great starter, the salads are fresh and cold. The main dishes come out hot and quick. This restaurant does things right. My only complaint is that they really could use to put some money into cleaning up the decor. Ceiling tiles are stained and the furniture is out dated."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This was our third timing eating here. We travel to this area often and found this place over the summer. All three times we have been here has consistently been great! From the food to the service! Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Saturday nights are date nights for my husband and I. Being rushed for time I looked on open table for casual dining. This was perfect. food was great, service was great and no wait time. We will definitly be returning for a great meal again, which we were unable to finish."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Really good food at very reasonable prices, don't be put off by the location or decor, ate at another restaurant the night before(Florida choice winner in three categories) and I was disappointed then went to Catfish Deweys and had my faith in good food at reasonable prices restored. The shrimp gumbo soup is fabulous and all the portions are huge, I couldn't finish all the scallops on the "platter full" I ordered. Will definitely be back. Chef G"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Wonderful seafood and hushpuppies in old fashioned, good time atmosphere with big cheerful room, service and good drinks too."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I dined with my family on a Thursday night which is also all you can eat crab legs. The service was amazing, very attentive server. Food was great. Never had to ask for more crab legs, they were always taking the crab scraps as it could get messy with two people diving in! It was more like a mom and pops restaurant very out dated and worn. In need of renovation bad. The parking was a little tough but well worth it. The only thing I didn't care for was the lobster bisq soup. I will be back! Overall a 4 out of 5!"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "if you're looking for good prices crabs legs it's probably the best casual spot in the area but try to avoid all fries item!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Always a great meal. For 30 years never a bad meal. The staff is great and the food is always fresh and served hot."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "The food here is consistantly good. The service was great as well. Never had to wait for any all you can eat item!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "This will be a new seafood option for my family. I had the oysters and crab legs and they were great."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Located in the middle of "nowhere." Some good dishes (the steam clams were super). The garlicky frog legs were so garlicky, though. Not bad..."
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "I found Catfish Dewey's in the visitor's coupon book for Pompano beach, Fl. It was a great choice. My husband and myself had the all you can eat crab leg special for $29.99. What a great price. The legs had great flavor and juicy!! We watched as the staff brought out the other customer's platters and they looked so good!!! I wished I had 2 stomachs, LOL!!. . The staff were very attentive. Our waitress Martha knew when to refill our drinks and brought out piping hot crab legs without us ever asking her. She was great. Everyone should go to place if they are in town. The locals love it and so do we. We will go every time we are in the area."
    Dined on 6/13/2013
  • "Excellent fresh catfish and shrimp. Great family atmopphere and and staff make you feel right at home-go Deweys-we'll be back"
    Dined on 5/10/2013